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Product ID: 1048 - English
Published: 24 Jan, 2008
GLIDE: FL-2008-000004-ZMB

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This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters over the affected Southern & Lusaka Provinces, Zambia. Flooded areas have been sorted into 2 classes: Red areas represent standing flood waters identified with a high degree of confidence. Blue areas represent pre-flood water levels identified from 3 December 2007. Flood analysis was made using MODIS Terra & Aqua data recorded 17-22 January 2008. This flood detection is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. The rainfall estimate was derived from the Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM) precipitation dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 25km for this region. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and is not a substitute for ground station measurements. Map Scale for A3: 1:850,000; Projection : UTM, Zone 35 South; Datum: WGS 1984
Satellite Data: MODIS Terra & Aqua (NASA)
Resolution: 500m/250m
Date Series: 30 Nov. 2007 & 17-22 Jan. 2008
Flood Analysis: UNOSAT
Rainfall Data: TRMM (NASA)
Resolution : 0.25 deg
Date Series: 23 Dec. 2007 -23 January2008
Hydrology Data: HydroSheds (USGS)
Map Production: UNOSAT (24 January 2008)